World history in context

History geeks can find bliss with this free online tool that let’s you take a deep dive into history.

Faith meets fiction

Check out the variety in inspirational fiction. There is a lot of historical fiction and romance, but there are also thrillers, contemporary fiction, and even some fantasy and science fiction.

Adult Education Resources

Your library and other local organizations provide tools and classes to help you improve reading, writing and math skills, get your GED and job training, skills, and achieve your goals.

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Help Us Choose: 2017 Book Group in a Bag Survey

We are adding 10 new kits to the Library’s Book Group in a Bag collection this year. We’re excited about adding new kits to our collection, but it’s always hard to narrow down our list to just 10 titles. That’s where you come in. Please take our survey and help us narrow down our choices to the […]

Local Events: J.R.R. Tolkien and WWI

Topekans will get a chance to learn about the connections between World War I and The Lord of the Rings trilogy at a local event this weekend.

Local Events: Mother Earth News Fair October 22-23

From chickens to yogurt, those attending the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend will learn about all sorts of topics related to modern homesteading, green living, and natural health. The Library has many books and DVD’s featuring these authors in our collection, so stop by and check a few out after you attend.

Local Events: Science and Tech Fest October 15th

A new festival will delight young science and tech fans downtown this weekend. Hands on demonstrations and activities designed for children from toddler age to eighth grade will leave young attendees with a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering, math and space. Fortunately the Library has plenty of resources to help them continue to learn and experiment at home.

Local Events: Apple Festival October 2nd

Fall has arrived and with comes the Apple Festival at Old Prairie Town. The whole family will enjoy displays and demonstrations of traditional pioneer skills and crafts. For whatever catches your interest, whether it be quilting or apple fritters, the Library has books and DVD’s to help you continue celebrating at home.